Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer Love’ came out in the early 1980s, but for me, the future arrived in 1978.
To be an ‘urban’ R&B radio station, WDAS-FM out of Philadelphia was more progressive back then; I didn’t realize it until other stations, like WRTI-FM, which had been a major source of jazz, turned elsewhere with its sound. Similarly, DAS had to follow the dollars, I suppose, and became something else entirely. But in the 1970s, it was the go-to for songs like ‘Computer Game’ (starts at about 1:35 in the video below; this is a link to the full album, which may or may not stick around. YouTube regulations, you know).
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